United Metallurgical Company OMK’s Belgorod Power Engineering Plant delivered the first 17 tonnes of high pressure pipelines ahead of schedule for the construction of the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant 2, which is being built to replace the decommissioned power units of the operating Kursk NPP. Early delivery of a number of systems and components will allow ROSATOM State Corporation’s Engineering Division ASE Engineering Company to speed up the installation work.
The Belenergomash plant shipped second class pipelines for automatic fire extinguishing systems in the reactor compartment of power unit 1. These products are designed and manufactured in accordance with the norms and rules of nuclear power in accordance with licenses for equipment for nuclear installations. The pipelines were made of stainless steel and delivered both in modular design and in separate parts.
In total, within the framework of the order, Belenergomash will supply more than 1,000 tonnes of high quality stainless steel high-pressure pipelines by the end of 2024 for the reactor compartment of power units No 1 and No 2 of Kursk NPP-2.
Kursk NPP-2 is being constructed as a replacement station to replace the decommissioned power units of the operating Kursk NPP. Power units No 1 and No 2 of generation III + are pilot, which are constructed according to optimized and informatized design with a pressurized water reactor as per requirements of European operating organizations. This project has been developed taking maximum account of the experience gained by industry organizations in the creation of the latest NPP designs using VVER technology, Leningradskaya NPP-2 & Novovoronezh NPP-2.